Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity planned as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
We have been overwhelmed by the continued support we have received since the museum has been closed. HHC has found innovative, digital ways to connect with its constituents. HHC has created a virtual tour of the museum, a monthly book club exploring Holocaust-related topics, livestreams and talks, a student essay contest, and weekly highlights of survivor testimonies. Through social media, the museum has reached more than 1 million users since mid-March. HHC has also continued its weekly Holocaust Speaker Series, sponsored by Michael and Margaret Valentine, through Zoom video conferencing. The series has engaged more than 1,000 people digitally during this time.
Your continued participation inspires us to continue pushing our mission forward. If you would like to help the Holocaust & Humanity Center, here are five ways you can take action right now.
- Make a Donation, and It Will Be Matched
Throughout the month of May, a generous donor will match your contribution up to $15,000. Here’s how it works: When you give any amount this month, your donation is doubled automatically! When supporting HHC, you make it possible for us to: provide funding so all students, regardless of economic circumstances, can visit HHC’s museum; give educators the tools and resources they need to effectively teach about the Holocaust; send traveling exhibits to isolated communities; create innovative programming to engage the community in the history of the Holocaust. Your donation also allows us to present digital programming during this time. Every dollar counts. Donate here.
- Leave a Review
Want to help the Holocaust & Humanity Center while we’re closed? Leaving a review on Yelp or Trip Advisor helps promote our mission during this challenging time (and you can stay home while you do it)! Every Monday in May, we’ll give away a pair of tickets to 2 lucky participants who leave reviews for us on Yelp or Trip Advisor by the end of May. Learn how to do it here.
- Support Us via AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Holocaust & Humanity Center every time you shop – and it comes at zero cost to you. It’s a donation made by Amazon in your honor. You just have to select us at smile.Amazon.com and use smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com whenever you shop.
- Invite Your Friends to Follow Us
An easy way to help us broaden our digital reach is enlisting the help of your friends! If you haven’t already, invite ALL of your Facebook friends to “like” the Holocaust & Humanity Center Facebook account. Here’s a video to show you how to do it. Make sure to also follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
Dedicated volunteers help the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center fulfill its mission of ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. To learn about our volunteer opportunities or for questions about becoming an exhibit interpreter when the museum reopens, please email Morgan Woodring, Tour Coordinator, at [email protected]. You are also invited to write notes to survivors living in the region; click here for more information.